With so much fiction books and bestsellers out there, it has taken me quite a while to finally find a book that I was raring to finish, but at the same time I didn’t want it to end. I have 3 books so far that has been half read – because the plot, the voice – just bored me to death.
And a couple of weeks ago, I just bought a small paperback of Still Alice. It was recommended by a friend of mind, but never thought of purchasing it – until then. And boy, am I glad I did.
This book is very timely for me right now, since majority of my patients either have dementia, stroke or have alzheimer’s. Daily interactions with people affected by these debilitating disease has made me a better person overall, even if there are times I am at my wits end and find myself having the most difficult time rehabilitating them in their most highest physical potential. Now, this book is about a professor of linguistics and psychology in Harvard University who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and paints a very vivid picture of life with this disease from a first person perspective, along with how her family dealt with the drastic changes within two years of being diagnosed. The book, much like the disease is both fascinating and daunting at the same time.
This is one amazing must-read book.
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